Posted in music on March 29, 2010
"The lead singer from the band NOFX is under fire for giving out free shots of Patron during a recent show -- shots that appeared to have been watered down ... with the punk rocker's urine.The show took place at Emo's (who reportedly have banned Mike from ever coming back) on Saturday, March 20th (it was the Fat Wreck Chords showcase - 3 days after the BV show at the same place). Check out the TMZ-uploaded video of the incident, and information about the new restaurant Fat Mike is co-opening (yum?) in Park Slope, below....
The guy accused of pissing everybody off -- Fat Mike -- put on a solo performance as his alter-ego "Cokie the Clown" at last week's South by Southwest festival in Austin ... covered by punk news website DyingScene.com.
Mike began the show by passing out the shots to fans and even downed a couple himself. But after a bizarre half hour in which Mike described his friend hanging himself, smothering his dying mother to death and milking a fan, Mike decided to show the crowd a very, very disturbing video.
The video appears to begin just moments before Mike took the stage and shows the singer urinating into a bottle of tequila ... and then serving it to the audience. The video did not appear edited.
So far, cops are not investigating the situation, but when we called the Austin Health Department to ask if they had taken any action, they told us they were unaware of the incident ... but would be looking into it.
Fat Mike told TMZ, "I confirmed that urine was not classified as a biohazard waste and not subject to the risks of legal ramifications of blood, semen, or feces." [TMZ]
Thistle Hill Tavern coming soon (Olive Vine used to be there)
(in the window @ 15th St & 7th ave in South Park Slope)
"A while back I reported that David Massoni (of 'inotecca) would be opening Thistle Hill Tavern with partners John Bush (a longtime East Village Bartender) and Mike Burkett (better known as Fat Mike of the seminal punk rock band NOFX). The restaurant, which will serve robust regional seasonal cuisine in a very laid back, turn-of-the-(last)-century Brooklyn tavern setting, will open in the next month or so.SXSW video below....
The partners have just brought on chef and partner Rebecca Weitzman who has spent the last 2 and 1/2 years as Chef de Cuisine at 'inoteca LES. Prior to joining 'inoteca, she held several positions in Bobby Flay's organization at Bar Americain, Bolo and Mesa Grill, and she also spent a number of years in Colorado at Cafe Star, Luca di Italia and Mizuna.
She's planning a European and Mediterranean-influenced menu with a selection of apps and entrees featuring a hyper-seasonal array of local produce, dairy, and meat along with sustainable seafood. Stay tuned for more on the opening date." [the strong buzz]
Cokie the Clown-The Decline
Cokie The Clown - Orphan Year
NOFX - '' Cokie The Clown '' Fat Wreck Chords [Official Video]